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Updated: 07/25/2014 08:00:02AM

Drums make the library a hit

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Ron Collins, owner of Tampa Taiko, teaches children and their parents on Thursday to drum in an interactive program at Englewood Public Library. Japanese Taiko drumming is a longstanding Japanese tradition used to offer thanks for a bountiful harvest or in wartime to motivate troops. See more photos on page 14 and the Englewood Sun Facebook page.

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At left, Lachlan Carter, 3, bangs on the drum.

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Maggie Skakan, 6, plays a version of a snare drum Thursday during interactive drum program.

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At left, Jessica Tooker, Julia Reigle and Teresa Debruler have fun beating the drum at the program designed for children and their parents at the Englewood Charlotte Public Library.

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Ron Collins, owner of Tampa Taiko, shows children how to drum. The next children's program at Englewood Charlotte Public Library is story time at 11 a.m. on July 31 followed by story beach time at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 7 at Chadwick Park at Englewood Beach.

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From left, Celsea Debruler, 11, Jamie Grosso, 8, Danae Debruler, 8, play the drums.

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Katalina Hegyesi, 9, drums along with her grandmother, Valerie Chorny, and Christpher Hegyesi, 8.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH and ANTOINETTE LAM

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Ron Collins pounded the sticks together, made a funny face and then played a beat on the drums.

Some children held their ears while others played the air drums along to Collins’ rhythm.

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